In case you missed my outstanding interview of Barbara Sugarman Grochal you can download or stream the full program from the player below. Our conversation highlights practical tips parents and use to build stronger relationships with their children by focusing on respect, empathy, communication, and collaborative problem-solving to supplement difficult discipline decisions. If you [...]
Parenting discipline decisions are sometimes among the toughest but also some of the most critical that parents make. Focusing on respect, empathy, communication, and collaborative problem-solving helps parents model effective conflict resolution skills for their children. Join parent, trainer and coach, Barbara Sugarman Grochal on 5/7 at 8 pm Eastern to [...]
If you missed my interview of Carolyn Rodis on how you can use conflict coaching to communicate more productively with your aging parent and adult siblings you can download or stream the full show from the player below.
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Do you want to learn how conflict coaching can help you communicate more productively with your aging parents and adult siblings? Listen in to learn what a conflict coach does, and will take away some tips on how to get unstuck from patterns of communication that aren’t working as you navigate the difficult conversations that [...]Continue Reading →
“Two concepts underlie Aikido as I practice and teach it.
First, emotions and attitudes are physiological events in the body, and, to receive an attacker in a peaceful [...]Continue Reading →
This week the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution marks their fifteenth anniversary Annual Spring Conference in Chicago, IL. This conference is the largest dispute resolution conference in the country and the meeting place for dispute resolution leaders, mediators, arbitrators, attorney advocates, and scholars.
I am looking forward to seeing old friends and [...]Continue Reading →
In this age of instant communication and instant gratification sexting has become all too common for those in love. Teenagers are no different, while many teens openly admit that they know it’s wrong to send these sexual photos, many feel the odds of getting caught are so low that they are willing to take the [...]Continue Reading →
I have just been notified that MastersinManagement.org has selected my website as one of the 101 Must-Bookmark Sites for Business Managers. To quote Jane Bryant of MastersinManagement.org: ” This list is meant not only for beginning managers or those in school for business, but also for those with experience who are looking to refresh [...]Continue Reading →
If you missed my interview of François Bogacz, CEO of Neuroawareness Consulting Services Inc. you can stream or download the show from the player below. Our discussion covered what neuroscience has to tell us about how the brain manages making the right decisions, choosing between options, between objectives and allocating our time and resources. [...]Continue Reading →
About MeHelping people resolve problems and improve their performance under stressful circumstances is Stephen’s passion and profession. With a Masters degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Stephen has substantial experience in mediation, negotiation, facilitation, conflict analysis, conflict management and project management. His professional experience spans state and federal government agencies and two premier conflict resolution membership associations. Stephen has also become a national expert on how you can improve your performance by better managing the stress of conflict situations. He has taught hundreds the somatic skills they needed to remain calm in stressful conflict situations as an adjunct faculty member of the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and through seminars that he has presented at conferences nationwide.
Specialties: Stephen present workshops nationally and internationally that teach problem solvers how to improve their performance by learning to better manage the stress of conflict situations through the development of somatic (body) skills focused on breath, posture, and vision and the cultivation of self-awareness. These skills originate from the Japanese martial art of Aikido and have been used by martial artists, executives, law enforcement, athletes and professionals to remain calm in the midst of the storm.